Full Text: China's Foreign Aid

Appendix II

Five Measures Announced by the Chinese Government

at the UN High-Level Meeting on

Financing for Development

(September 2005)

1. China has decided to accord zero tariff treatment to some products from all the 39 least developed countries (LDCs) having diplomatic relations with China, which covers most of the China-bound exports from these countries.

2. China will further expand its aid programs to the heavily-indebted poor countries (HIPCs) and LDCs, and, through bilateral channels, write off or forgive in other ways, within the next two years, all the overdue parts as of the end of 2004 of the interest-free or low-interest governmental loans owed by all the HIPCs having diplomatic relations with China.

3. Within the next three years, China will provide US$10 billion in concessional loans and preferential export buyer's credit to other developing countries to improve their infrastructure and cooperation between enterprises on both sides.

4. China will, in the next three years, increase its assistance to other developing countries, African countries in particular, by providing them with anti-malaria drugs and other medicines, helping them set up and improve medical facilities and training medical staff. Specific programs will be implemented through such mechanisms as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation as well as bilateral channels.

5. China will train 30,000 personnel of various professions from other developing countries within the next three years so as to help them speed up their human resources development.

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